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n-15-04.pdf
Outlines new standards for new performance and quality standards that require certification of small wind turbines (up to 100kW) in order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Declares that eligible turbines must be certified.
Date: 2015

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Small_Wind_Calculator_2013.xls
Spreadsheet allowing a user to input values and estimate project costs. The tool provides estimates using a Bergey, Jacobs, or Endurance model of turbine.
Date: 2011-2012

QuoteBanner_Otto2.pdf
Text: “It is all worth it, no matter the cost, watching those blades go around, knowing you are really being good to the earth. This is how things change —one conscious family at a time.”

Date: 2014

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1-SWSA-Terms-and-Definitions.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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3-4-1-LO-SWSA-Re-evaluating-alphas.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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3-3-3-Teaching-ideas-Displacement-height.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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3-3-1-LO-SWSA-Displacement-height.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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http://windlibrary.org/plugins/Dropbox/files/smallwindtraining/3-2-3-Teaching-ideas-What-do-you-see-at-a-site.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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3-2-1-LO-SWSA-What-do-you-see-at-a-site.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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3-1-3-Teaching-ideas-Quality.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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3-1-2-SWSA-test-questions.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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3-1-1-LO-SWSA-Quality.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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2-3-Teaching-ideas-Quantity.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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2-2-SWSA-Lesson-2-Test-Questions.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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2-1-LOs-SWSA-Quantity.pdf
Part of Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum
Date: 2011

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With support from the Minnesota Office of Energy Security, Windustry partnered with wind installer experts to develop a Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum designed to prepare technical students for engagement in the growing small wind industry. Working with two of the nation's foremost small wind installers and trainers, Windustry created a…

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MasonCityIAWindOrdinance.pdf
This amendment to the zoning ordinance was adopted by the City Council on February 21, 2006. It replaces
a more restrictive chapter that permitted only small wind energy conversion systems in commercial
or industrial zoning districts; turbines larger than 100 kW were prohibited. The new ordinance allows wind
energy conversion systems in any…
Date: 2006

This report highlights three analyses that compare the economic development benefits of small-scale, locally owned generation to other larger capacity ownership structures and discusses the barriers and changes necessary to aid the development of small scale, locally owned wind generation, specifically in Iowa.
Date: April 2005

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InThePublicInterest.pdf
Includes discussion of various issues to consider, as well as "red herrings", best practices and a model ordinance.
Date: September 2008

Home Power magazine publishes an annual Wind Turbine Guide for considering and planning a wind energy electric system for home, farm, or business. The 2011 guide "Is Wind Electricity Right for You?" covers site evaluation, towers, and turbine choices. Wind energy experts Ian Woofenden and Mick Sagrillo review 24 small wind turbines with a detailed…
Date: June / July 2011

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Net metering is a way for you to connect your small wind turbine behind the meter at your home, business or farm. This system is designed to allow energy generated at your home farm or business to offset some or all of the electricity you use. If your generator is producing more electricity than you can consume the excess is sold back to the…

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Developed by the federal initiative Wind Powering America

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Two veterans in the small wind industry, Mick Sagrillo & Ian Woofenden, review home-, farm-, business-, and school-scale wind turbines, with perspectives on the three most common mistakes to avoid and the three most important decisions you need to make for a wise buying decision. This article is a reprint from the June & July 2010 issue of Home…
Date: June-July 2010

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This infographic from Bloomberg provides both a snapshot of electricity prices around the country (as of May 2013), and also illustrates how solar and microgrid technology can save people money.
Date: August 22, 2013

This interactive application identifies the wind speed for a specific Minnesota location at a 30 meter elevation above ground level, based on data used for the 2006 wind map. This data should be used as a general guideline for screening purposes only. Specific site conditions that affect wind speed should be evaluated by a trained wind site…
Date: 2006 Wind Map Data

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sw_zoning_tower_height.pdf
Presentation that accompanied a webinar: The American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) Small Wind Division will host the second in a series of Webinars on zoning for small wind. This Webinar will offer interested small wind installers, potential buyers, advocates, decision makers, and others the opportunity to learn about the importance of tower…
Date: 2008

Windustry-Small-Wind-Guide.pdf
Basic overview of small wind systems to aid in decision making.

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wind buyers guide posters.pdf
This poster sized book set in movable frames covers common questions regarding small wind systems, including permitting, site suitability, and cost.The eight posters describe aspects of small wind developments: Can I use wind energy to power my home, farm, or small enterprise? The Turbine Siting Wind Resource Net…
Date: 2011

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The concept of net metering programs is to allow utility customers to generate their own electricity from renewable resources, such as small wind turbines and solar electric systems. The customers send excess electricity back to the utility when their wind system, for example, produces more power than they need. Customers can then get power from…

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